Why is Gore Gore Girls’ Get the Gore on my best 1,000 albums ever list?
Revved up garage rock with punk attitude. Get it.
Some stats & info about Gore Gore Girls – Get the Gore
- What kind of musical stylings does this album represent? Rock, Alternative Rock, Punk, Garage Punk, Garage Rock
- Rolling Stone’s greatest 500 albums ranking – not ranked!
- All Music’s rating – 4 out of 5 stars
- When was Get the Gore released? 2007
- My ranking, the one you’re reading right now – #946 out of 1,000
Gore Gore Girls’ Get the Gore on Spotify
What does the “best 1,000 albums ever” mean and why are you doing this?
Yeah, I know it’s audacious, a little crazy (okay, maybe a lot cray cray), bordering on criminal nerdery.
But here’s what it’s NOT: a definitive list of the Greatest Albums of All-Time. This is 100% my own personal super biased, incredibly subjective take on what my top 1,000 albums are, ranked in painstaking order over the course of doing research for nearly a year, Rob from High Fidelity style. Find out more about why I embarked on a best 1,000 albums ever project.
What does Gore Gore Girls’ Get the Gore mean to me? What does it make me feel? Why is it exciting or compelling?
“Fox In A Box” is an exquisite mix of rock, punk, attitude, great hooks, female vocals that both kick ass and yet know how to harmonize perfectly. I have no idea what a fox in a box is, for what it’s worth (except that, oh yes, she wants to rock), but who cares? This song is about attitude and, indeed, it rocks.
“Loaded Heart” starts out with a thumping bass line before crashing into hard garage rock that would surely make fellow Detroit, Michigan rockers The Von Bondies proud. The chorus then both rocks and soars in a way that reminds of Veruca Salt*.
* Note: these are bands that it is very good to be associated with.
“Casino,” meanwhile, opens with a bass line that’s strikingly “L.A. Woman”-like, but quickly zooms into a strikingly original sound, punk attitude with hand clapping and muscular guitars that update 1960s guitar rock with verve and attitude.
To quote Adam Scott from the fantastic “R U Talkin’” podcast series, “This is good rock n’ roll… uh, music.”
Personal stuff that’s somehow related to Gore Gore Girls’ Get the Gore
There were several years in the late ‘00s or early 2010s when I was a heavy Pandora user, and it became the primary way that I discovered new music for a spell.
I can’t quite recall what “plan” I had with Pandora, but I’m positive that I didn’t have the ability to curate my own playlists, which is a huge reason why I wound up moving over to Spotify – a service that I love and use constantly to this day.
It’s a fairly common feature nowadays, but at the time it was a pretty big deal with Pandora that you had the ability to take any song or band/artist and create a “radio station” out of it. What that meant was that if you created a Jimi Hendrix radio station, let’s say, they’d put some Jimi songs on there, but then they’d also put other “similar” music to The Jimi Hendrix Experience, like Led Zeppelin, Cream, Jefferson Airplane, or some such.
You had some limited ability to “curate” these radio stations because you could “down vote” songs you didn’t want, and because many of the radio stations would “cap out” at a certain number of songs – meaning after a certain number played, you’d start hearing the same ones over again. This… was not great in many ways, but kind of paid off with time and diligence sometimes.
A great example is when I created a radio station for the band Sex Bob-omb, which is not even a “real” band but the fictional band from the movie, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World. Even though Sex Bob-omb isn’t “real,” their music certainly is, and it crushes with garage rock firepower from musical mastermind, Beck.
The Sex Bob-omb radio station I created and curated on Pandora became a really cool batch of, say, a dozen songs, one-third of which were Sex Bob-omb’s own (or “own”?).
And one of those songs, my friends, was “Fox In A Box,” by… you guessed it, the Gore Gore Girls.